verb (used with or without object)
Origin of pucker
Examples from the Web for pucker
She is the author of two young adult novels, The Map That Breathed and Pucker.
The whisper had a little soft burr; the lips quivered; a pucker as of a child formed on his face, and passed.Saint's Progress|John Galsworthy
How that strange, childish scrawl seemed to run all over my heart and pucker it into little gasping pockets!Neighbours|Robert Stead
They were almost all seed and skin and the rest was "pucker."The Library of Work and Play: Outdoor Work|Mary Rogers Miller
Word Origin for pucker
1590s, "prob. earlier in colloquial use" [OED], possibly a frequentative form of pock, dialectal variant of poke "bag, sack" (see poke (n.1)), which would give it the same notion as in purse (v.). "Verbs of this type often shorten or obscure the original vowel; compare clutter, flutter, putter, etc." [Barnhart]. Related: Puckered; puckering.
1726, literal; 1741, figurative; from pucker (v.).